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Epic has introduced Share Everywhere, allowing for the sharing of electronic health records (EHRs) across all systems.

It’s been quite a long time since anyone except Stephen Lieber was been president and CEO of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), but he’ll soon be handing over the reins after 17 years to Harold “Hal” Wolf III, an alum of Kaiser Permanente and the Chartis Group as well as a HIMSS board member.

Interactive patient systems (IPS) keep patient engaged and knowledgeable about their own care but have yet to reach their full potential. In a recent KLAS report, researchers examine current IPS vendors in their performance and how they plan to improve their systems.

While health IT and electronic medical records (EMRs) have reduced medication errors and improved care efficiency, incorrect implementation of such systems can lead to medication errors, misdiagnoses and treatment complications.

Individuals reading physician notes and explanations of care through a patient portal are often confused with many medical terms without the necessary explanations. Scientists have developed a virtual physician to explain test results in layman’s terms, while equipping users with charts and risk assessments of measurements.

 

Recent Headlines

HIMSS CEO announces retirement at end of 2017

H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will be retiring at the end of 2017. 

Promoting health IT means better behavioral healthcare

Health IT encompasses electronic health records, electronic health tools, mobile applications and many more innovative technologies that help push healthcare forward. With the number of useful health IT devices growing, health plans should encourage the use of these technologies to improve behavioral healthcare.

eHealth Technologies, Rochester Regional team up to streamline imaging data interoperability

eHealth Technologies, providers of image-enabled Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions, have partnered with the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) to offer image data interoperability to 13 counties in New York.

BlackMesh delivers HIPAA-compliant cloud platform

Ashburn, Virginia-based BlackMesh has launched a HIPAA-compliant cloud platform designed to meet the everyday technical and regulatory needs of clinics and hospitals.

AMA, IHTSDO partner to advance interoperability, standardize medical terminology

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) have partnered to develop an international system of coding and medical terminology products.

AHA: More details needed for ONC interoperability standards

On Oct. 24, the American Hospital Association (AHA) responded to Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in a letter that asks for more details about how the organization will assess readiness and implementation specifications.

Orbita introduces HIPAA-compliant home health monitoring system

Orbita has introduce a cloud-based network to improve the connectivity of home healthcare devices, allowing patients to create, manage and deliver digital home healthcare information to hospitals and physicians.

HemaTerra introduces scheduling system for blood clinics, hospitals

HemaTerra Technologies, providers of software to healthcare facilities handling blood and other biologic products, has launched HemaComply–Equipment Manager, an equipment maintenance and quality control scheduling system made especially for facilities that handle blood.

14 recommendations on standardizing scanning in clinics

Scientists from all over the world have compiled a list of recommendations for an international standard in offering scans to reach the patient.

Surescripts boosts interoperability by letting EHR vendors access National Record Locator Service

Surescripts, a developer of health information networks, has announced it will give electronic health record (EHR) vendors access to its National Record Locator Service (NRLS) until 2019, increasing interoperability.

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